FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2004
Women's Basketball Falls to Charleston Southern, 65-59

Dec. 31, 2004

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) tallied a season-high 18 points and two other Dolphins scored in double figures, but it was not enough as the Jacksonville University women's basketball team fell to Charleston Southern, 65-59, Friday afternoon in a non-conference game at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins, who have lost consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 29, fall to 3-6 on the year, while the Lady Buccaneers improve to 4-7.

After trailing by as many as seven points in the second half (8:03), the Dolphins used a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 53-52 with 6:14 remaining in the contest. The Lady Bucs answered with a 6-0 run to increase the lead back to seven (59-52) with 4:31 left, but JU cut the deficit to three (59-56) after a jumper by senior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) with 2:38 remaining. Both teams went scoreless for the next two minutes until the Dolphins were forced to put the Lady Bucs on the line with 24 seconds left.

Jackson led the Dolphins in scoring for the second time this season after having her double-figure scoring streak end at 13 games on Dec. 18 at Eastern Illinois. She finished 5-for-10 from the floor, 8-for-9 from the line while also grabbing a team-high nine rebounds. Montz and junior forward Ashley Stinson (West Memphis, Ark.) also added 10 points apiece to round out the Dolphins in double figures.

Erica McCoy led Charleston Southern with 20 points off the bench after finishing 6-of-8 from the field and 8-for-8 from the charity stripe. Danielle Baskin added 11 points while LaKeshia Bryant finished with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

In the first half, Charleston Southern led by as many as three points to begin the contest until increasing its advantage to 11-4 on a layup by Rachel Potts at the 13:54 mark. JU cut the deficit to 11-10 on a pair of free throws by Jackson, but the Lady Bucs outscored the Dolphins 22-14 to take its largest lead of the contest, 33-24, at the break.

JU returns to Atlantic Sun Conference play as the Dolphins host Mercer on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m., in Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins will complete the weekend by hosting Georgia State on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m.